Christmas Countdown Follow-up

Have I mentioned that I love Christmas? As always, the season was too short for my liking. We did manage to fit a lot of fun, special things in this year. Here is a quick recap, if for no other reason that I will have a nice list next year. We made paper advent chains [...]

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The Magic of Santa

Last week, Audrey’s school had early dismissal because of parent conferences. We took advantage of the extra afternoon to take the girls to see Santa at the mall. Of course, we have done this every year with varying results. Audrey has never once had a problem with Santa. She is smiling in every picture. Georgia [...]

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Thinking of others

How do you help your children think of other people at Christmas time, and not just their ever-expanding wish lists? Our church collected presents for inner-city children as well as the children of our missionaries this year. We also participate in Operation Christmas Child, where you fill a shoebox with gifts and the shoeboxes are [...]

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Story and Snowflakes

Today’s Advent activity was to make paper snowflakes. Before we started, I read All You Need for a Snowman, which starts out “One small snowflake fluttering down…” This is a sweet story with very cute illustrations.Then the girls went crazy with the scissors and coffee filters. Somehow Sydney found a gluestick and started gluing scraps [...]

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Counting Down to Christmas Ideas

I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!!! Sorry about that, it just slipped out. Anyway, since I have such an affection for this time of year, I always like to lots of fun things with my kids. We have an advent calendar that lets the girls take turns putting a part of the Nativity scene up on a felt [...]

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